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Heyward's Royal Oak Hotel

31 Church Street, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
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Mount Gambier, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch Monday steak cooked to perfection.a couple of us had snitzel beautifully cooked and well presented.the garden is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the great weather.the staff are friendly and help full.highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Ten middle aged men riding pushies from Radelaide to Melbourne. Third night out, with fairly low expectations about accommodation and dinner, based on what'd gone before en-route, we arrived in Penola on a hot day, into a headwind. Happily, we'd booked into Heyward's Royal Oak. First things first: beers--perfect. Cold and a variety for each palate. Rooms--mixed bag. Four poster... More 

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Thank MarkD011
Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We booked for dinner, arrived, ignored by the person, (male) attending front bar, and openly hostile at having to pay out $300.00 on pokies to another patron who was a winner. He then continued to ignore us, went about what he was doing, so we made the right decision and left. The Prince of Wales down the road is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Hayward's Royal Oak Hotel has a wonderful charm, that makes you feel right a home (even on short stay). The small room had a four-poster bed (very comfortable) a TV and small basin. Shared bathrooms where very clean with a heater for those cold winter days (we where there in July). Everything was so well presented, this hotel had a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for one night in order to visit Pipers at Penola during a weekend away. The room was clean and free wifi was included in the room rate. It was exactly as you'd expect: no frills accommodation suitable for a one night stay. I didn't love the shared bathroom and toilet arrangement, but I was pleased... More 

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Penola, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this hotel on an NZ Sheep Breeders tour and had two excellent dinners. The first night our group of 28 dined, the second night we were a group of 23, without exception everyone had an outstanding meal, the steaks were thick, juicy and perfectly cooked with a great selection of tasty sauces and yummy chips. The service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stopped here for one night whilst driving through. The rooms were good although everything looked a bit tired and needed some love and attention. The lovely thing is that the rooms have four poster beds. Free port is provided in the breakfast room so help yourself to a nightcap. There is some sort of breakfast served in a room. It... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Needed accommodation for the night and just walked in and they had a room each for myself and my father. it is only a short drive/ bike ride etc from the Coonawarra wine region and the building is Heritage and National Trust listed and has the charm one would expect of 1800's the rooms were actually well appointed for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lovely and authentic country hotel that won't compromise on style to attract more custom. Visited the other hotel in town that was "daggy" and unclean. Immediately headed back to Heyward's where we experienced a warm atmosphere with very friendly staff. The evening meal was a real treat and John Heyward (Licensee) paid us a visit to check on our satisfaction.... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Royal Oak Hotel, a classic two story quarried building that was the first of its kind in this area. My room is small, with a single bed against the wall, but it is comfortable. I actually have a towel for the first time in days instead of my pack shammy towel. Most of the rooms on the second floor... More 

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